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Managing EMC XtremIO XtremIO Accounts, page 1 XtremIO Volumes, page 3 XtremIO Initiator Groups, page 4 XtremIO Initiators, page 5 LUN Mapping, page 7 Consistency Groups, page 8 iSCSI, page 10 Snapshots, page 12 System Reports, page 14 Other Configurations, page 15 XtremIO Accounts Adding an XtremIO Account Before You Begin In order to manage XtremIO in Cisco UCS Director, the XMS Host IP is used when adding a physical account in Cisco UCS Director. Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director. Step 2 Choose Administration > Physical Accounts. Step 3 Click the Physical Accounts tab. Step 4 In the Physical Accounts pane, click Add. Step 5 In the Add Account dialog box, complete the following fields: Cisco UCS Director EMC XtremIO Management Guide, Release 5.5 1

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Managing EMC XtremIO

• XtremIO Accounts, page 1

• XtremIO Volumes, page 3

• XtremIO Initiator Groups, page 4

• XtremIO Initiators, page 5

• LUN Mapping, page 7

• Consistency Groups, page 8

• iSCSI, page 10

• Snapshots, page 12

• System Reports, page 14

• Other Configurations, page 15

XtremIO Accounts

Adding an XtremIO Account

Before You Begin

In order to manage XtremIO in Cisco UCSDirector, the XMSHost IP is used when adding a physical accountin Cisco UCS Director.

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 Choose Administration > Physical Accounts.Step 3 Click the Physical Accounts tab.Step 4 In the Physical Accounts pane, click Add.Step 5 In the Add Account dialog box, complete the following fields:

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a) Pod—Choose a pod for the account from the drop-down list.b) Category—Choose Storage.c) Account Type—Choose EMC XtremIO from the drop-down list.

Step 6 Click Submit.Step 7 In the second Add Account dialog box, complete the following fields:

a) Account Nameb) Descriptionc) Management Server Addressd) Use Credential Policy

If checked, the Credential Policy drop-down list is shown.

e) User Namef) Passwordg) Protocol

Both HTTP and HTTPS are supported.

h) PortMust not be 7225. Port number varies depending on implementation.

i) Discover XtremIO Clusters check boxIf checked, a drop-down list of all of the XMS clusters is shown. You can choose the cluster to be managed.

j) Cluster NameIf the Discover XtremIO Clusters check box is not checked, enter a valid name of the cluster managed by the XMShost.

k) Contactl) Location

Step 8 Click Submit.Step 9 In the Physical Accounts pane, choose the account.Step 10 Click Test Connection.

Editing an XtremIO Account

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 Choose Administration > Physical Accounts.Step 3 Click the Physical Accounts tab.Step 4 Click the XtremIO account you wish to edit.Step 5 In the Physical Accounts pane, click Edit.Step 6 In the Edit Account dialog box, you can edit the following fields:

a) Descriptionb) Management Server Address

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c) Use Credential PolicyIf checked, the Credential Policy drop-down list is shown.

d) User Namee) Passwordf) Protocol

Both HTTP and HTTPS are supported.

g) PortMust not be 7225. Port number varies depending on implementation.

h) Discover XtremIO Clusters check boxIf checked, a drop-down list of all of the XMS clusters is shown. You can choose the cluster to be managed.

i) Cluster NameIf the Discover XtremIO Clusters check box is not checked, enter a valid name of the cluster managed by the XMShost.

j) Contactk) Location

Step 7 Click Submit.Step 8 In the Physical Accounts pane, choose the account.Step 9 Click Test Connection.

XtremIO VolumesA Volume is a set of blocks, presented to the operating environment as a range of consecutive logical blockswith disk-like storage and I/O semantics. It is possible to define various percentages of disk space as Volumesin an active cluster.

Creating an XtremIO Volume

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 Click the Physical Accounts tab.Step 3 Click the XtremIO account in which you wish to create the new volume.Step 4 Click the Volumes tab.Step 5 Click the Create button.Step 6 In the Create EMC XtremIO Volume dialog box complete the following:

a) Volume Nameb) Volume Sizec) Logical Block Sized) Capacity Type

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e) Enable or Disable Small Input/Output Alertsf) Enable or Disable Unaligned Input/Output Alertsg) Enable or Disable VAAI TP Input/Output Alerts

Step 7 Click Submit.

Modifying an XtremIO Volume

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 Click the Physical Accounts tab.Step 3 Click the XtremIO account that contains the volume you wish to modify.Step 4 Click the Volumes tab.Step 5 In the Volumes pane, click the volume you wish to modify.Step 6 Click theModify button.Step 7 In theModify EMC XtremIO Volume dialog you can modify any or all of the following:

a) Volume Nameb) Volume Sizec) Logical Block Sized) Capacity Typee) Enable or Disable Small Input/Output Alertsf) Enable or Disable Unaligned Input/Output Alertsg) Enable or Disable VAAI TP Input/Output Alerts

Step 8 Click Submit.

XtremIO Initiator GroupsThe XtremIO Storage Array uses the term "Initiators" to refer to ports that can access a Volume. Initiatorsare managed in the XtremIO Storage Array by assigning them to an Initiator Group. The Initiators within anInitiator Group share access to one or more of the cluster's Volumes.

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Creating an Initiator Group

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Initiator Groups tab.

A list of Initiator Groups is displayed.Step 6 In the Initiators Groups pane, click Create.

The Create EMC XtremIO Initiator Groups dialog box is displayed.Step 7 In the Create EMC XtremIO Initiator Groups dialog box, enter the following:

a) Initiator Group Nameb) Initiator Namec) Port address

Step 8 Click Submit.

Renaming an Initiator Group

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts pull-down, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Initiators Groups tab.

A list of Initiator Groups is displayed.Step 6 In the Initiator Groups pane, click the Initiator Group you wish to rename.Step 7 Click Rename.Step 8 In the Rename EMC XtremIO Initiators Group dialogue, type in a new name for the InitiatorStep 9 Click Submit

XtremIO InitiatorsInitiators are added to the cluster by defining them in an Initiator Group. You can define Initiators when addinga group, or later define them by using the Edit Initiator Group option. To remove an Initiator, edit the groupand delete the Initiator's properties.

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Creating an Initiator

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Initiators tab.

A list of Initiators is displayed.Step 6 In the Initiators pane, click Create.

The Create EMC XtremIO Initiator dialog box is displayed.Step 7 In the Create EMC XtremIO Initiator dialog box, enter the following:

a) Initiator Nameb) Initiator Group

This is a popup list from which you can choose the Initiator Group.

c) Port Addressd) in the OS drop-down list, choose one of the following:

• Other

•Windows

• Linux

• ESX

• Solaris

• AIX

• HP-UX

Step 8 Click Submit.

Modifying an Initiator

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Initiators tab.

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A list of Initiators is displayed.Step 6 In the Initiators pane, click the Initiator you wish to modify.Step 7 In the Initiators pane, clickModify.

TheModify EMC XtremIO Initiator dialog box is displayed.Step 8 In theModify EMC XtremIO Initiator dialog box, you can modify any or all of the following:

a) Initiator Nameb) Port addressc) in the OS drop-down list, choose one of the following:

• Other

•Windows

• Linux

• ESX

• Solaris

• AIX

• HP-UX

Step 9 Click Submit.

LUN MappingWhen mapping a Volume to an Initiator Group, a Logical Unit Number (LUN) is automatically assigned.

You can map an Initiator Group to multiple Volumes. The Initiator Group's first mapping receives a LUN of1. Additional mappings receive LUNs in sequential order. These numbers cannot be changed later so anychange must be specified during LUN creation.

Mapping a LUN

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the LUN Mapping tab.

A list of mapped LUNs is displayed.Step 6 In the LUN Mapping pane, clickMap LUN.

TheMap EMC XtremIO LUN dialog box is displayed.Step 7 In theMap EMC XtremIO LUN dialog box:

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a) Volume - Click Select and choose the volume to map from the list.b) Initiator Group - Click Select and choose the initiator group from the list.c) LUN ID - type in a unique ID for the LUN.

Step 8 Click Submit.

Unmapping a LUN

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the LUN Mapping tab.

A list of mapped LUNs is displayed.Step 6 In the LUN Mapping pane, click UnMap LUN.

The UnMap EMC XtremIO LUN dialog box is displayed.Step 7 In the UnMap EMC XtremIO LUN dialog box:Step 8 Click Submit.

The LUN is unmapped.

Consistency GroupsConsistency Groups (CG) are used to create a consistent image of a set of Volumes, usually used by a singleapplication, such as a database. With XtremIO CGs, you can create a Snapshot of all Volumes in a group,using a single command. This ensures that all Volumes are created at the same time. Many operations thatare applied on a single Volume can also be applied on a CG.

Adding a Consistency Group

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Consistency Groups tab.

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A list of Consistency Groups is displayed.Step 6 Click the Create button.Step 7 In the Create EMC XtremIO Consistency Group dialog box complete the following:

a) Consistency Group Nameb) Volume

click the Select button and choose a Volume for the Consistency Group from the popup window.

Step 8 Click Submit.

Renaming a Consistency Group

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Consistency Groups tab.

A list of Consistency Groups is displayed.Step 6 Click the Rename button.Step 7 In the Rename EMC XtremIO Consistency Group dialog box, complete the following:

a) Consistency Group Name.

Step 8 Click Submit.

Viewing a Consistency Group Report

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Consistency Groups tab.

A list of Consistency Groups is displayed.

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Adding a Volume to a Consistency Group

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Consistency Group tab.

A list of Consistency Groups is displayed.Step 6 Click the Consistency Group to which a volume is to be added.Step 7 In the Consistency Group pane, click Add Volume.

The Add Volume to Consistency Group dialog box is displayed.Step 8 Click the Select button and select a volume from the popup list.Step 9 Click Submit.

Removing a Volume from a Consistency Group

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Consistency Group tab.

A list of Consistency Groups is displayed.Step 6 In the Consistency Group pane, click Remove Volume.

The Remove EMC XtremIO Volume from Consistency Group dialog box is displayed.Step 7 In the Remove EMC XtremIO Volume from Consistency Group dialog box:

a) Volume—Click the Select button and select a volume from the list.

Step 8 Click Submit.

iSCSITo establish an iSCSI connection for transferring data, first define an iSCSI portal. An iSCSI portal is an IPv4address and port associated with a Target port. Each iSCSI Target can be associated with multiple portals. Ifan IP connection requires routing to remote networks, you can define routing rules that apply to the iSCSITarget ports only.

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Creating an iSCSI Portal

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the iSCSI Portals tab.

A list of iSCSI Portals is displayed.Step 6 In the iSCSI Portals pane, click Create.

The EMC XtremIO Create iSCSI Portal dialog box is displayed.Step 7 In the EMC XtremIO Create iSCSI Portal dialog box, type the:

a) IP Address (in CIDR format X.X.X.X/X.b) VLAN.c) iSCSI Target.

The iSCSI Target Select button displays a popup list of targets. Choose a target and click Select.

Step 8 Click Submit.

Creating an iSCSI Route

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the iSCSI Routes tab.

A list of iSCSI Routes is displayed.Step 6 In the iSCSI Routes pane, click Create.

The EMC XtremIO Create iSCSI Routes dialogue is displayed.Step 7 In the EMC XtremIO Create iSCSI Routes dialogue box, type the:

a) Nameb) Destination Network Mask.c) Gateway Address.

Step 8 Click Submit.

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SnapshotsSnapshots are instantaneous copy images of Volume data. The state of the data captured is exactly as itappeared at the specific point in time that the Snapshot was created. This enables you to save the Volume datastate and then access the specific Volume data whenever needed, including after the source Volume haschanged.

A Snapshot can be taken either directly from a source Volume or from other Snapshots within a sourceVolume’s group (Volume Snapshot Group). XtremIO Snapshots are by default read-write, but can be createdas read-only to maintain immutability.

The source data remains available without interruption, while the Snapshot can be used to perform otherfunctions on the data. Changes made to the Snapshot’s source do not affect the Snapshot data.XtremIO Snapshots are space-efficient both in terms of metadata consumed and physical capacity. Snapshotsare implemented using redirect-on-write methodology. New writes to the source Volume (or Snapshot) areredirected to new locations, and only metadata is updated to point to the new data location. This methodguarantees that there is no performance degradation while Snapshots are created.

Creating a Snapshot Scheduler

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Schedulers tab.

A list of Schedulers is displayed.Step 6 In the Schedulers pane, click Create.

The Create Snapshot Scheduler dialog box is displayed.Step 7 In the Create Snapshot Scheduler dialog box, do the following:

a) In the Scheduler to be created on drop-down list, choose an option.b) Click the Volume Select button. In the Select window, choose a Volume and click Select.c) In the Schedule drop-down list, choose Fixed Interval or Explicit Time.d) If you chose Explicit Time, in the Snapshot Fixed Schedule field enter the desired time in the following format:

hh:mm:ss.e) In the Number of Snapshots to Keep field, enter a number.f) If a suffix is required, enter it in the Suffix field.g) In the Snapshot Type drop-down, choose Read/Write or Read Only.

Step 8 Click Submit.

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Creating a Snapshot Set

The Create Snapshot Set feature is also available under the Snapshots tab. The steps used to create aSnapshot Set are identical.

Note

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Snapshot Sets tab.

A list of Snapshot Sets is displayed.Step 6 In the Snapshot Sets pane, click Create.

The Create Snapshot Set dialog box is displayed.Step 7 In the Create Snapshot Set dialog box, do the following:

a) Enter a name in the Snapshot Set Name field.b) Enter a suffix in the Snapshot Suffix field. (Optional)c) In the Type drop-down, choose Read/Write or Read Only.d) In the Snapshot Origin Type drop-down, choose Volumes, Consistency Group, or Snapshot Set.e) In the Source Volume Select list, choose a Source Volume.

Step 8 Click Submit.

Viewing Snapshot Sets

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Snapshot Sets tab.

A list of Snapshot Sets is displayed. You can also click on the Snapshots tab and see more information about the SnapshotSets.

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System ReportsCisco UCS Director XtremIO provides the following System Reports:

• Clusters Report

The following reports are displayed as child reports under the Clusters Report.

• Bricks Report

• Storage Controllers Report

• SSDs Report

• Data Protection Report

• X-Env Report

• Targets Report

Viewing System ReportsTo view a System Report, do the following:

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Clusters tab.

XtremIO clusters are displayed in the Clusters Pane.Step 6 Select a Cluster from the list.Step 7 Click View Details.

The child reports are available as separate tabs. Clicking the desired tab displays the details of the report.

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Other Configurations

Viewing the Email Notifier

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Clusters tab.Step 6 Select a cluster from the list.Step 7 Click the View Details button.Step 8 Click the Email Notifier button.

Details about the Email Notifier are displayed.

Viewing the SNMP Notifier

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Clusters tab.Step 6 Select a cluster from the list.Step 7 Click the View Details button.Step 8 Click the SMTP Notifier button.

Details about the SMTP Notifier are displayed.

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Viewing the Syslog Notifier

Step 1 Log in to Cisco UCS Director.Step 2 In the Converged view, click the pod that contains the XtremIO appliance.Step 3 From the Physical Accounts drop-down list, choose Storage.Step 4 In the Storage pane, choose the XtremIO account.Step 5 Click the Clusters tab.Step 6 Select a cluster from the list.Step 7 Click the View Details button.Step 8 Click the Syslog Notifier button.

Details about the Syslog Notifier are displayed.

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